"We need a society of creators and not consumers" - Charlie L
Maker's Habitat is a creative space that hosts sewing and craft workshops for adults and children in a bright and cheerful setting in Plaza Damas, Kuala Lumpur.
Inspired by her mom, Ching has been sewing for over 20 years-- making bags, mending clothes, and sewing her own garments. Her love for bagmaking led her to create her own independent brand of handmade pleather bags that were featured on publications such as Elle, TimeOut, and British Vogue. When it came to clothing, she dreaded shopping for clothes because she could never find anything that fit her well, what more in fabrics that she actually liked... until she started making her own garments. As a trained graphic designer and a certified sewing instructor, Ching designs sewing patterns that are easy to understand and construct. Since 2015, she has been teaching the art of sewing to adults and children in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
As a young adult, Yusa decided to give sewing a go one weekend for the fun of it. She soon discovered that it was an effective way to de-stress on the weekends after a full week of office work. Wearing her own self-made clothes to work helped her realise that she also wanted others to feel the pride and joy of sewing beautiful, practical things for themselves. Since 2019, she has been teaching adults and children the art of sewing in English and Mandarin.
From creation to problem-solving, sewing can be a great way to flex our brain muscles, whether you think you're a "creative" person or not!
Whether you're 16 or 61, sewing doesn't have to be as difficult as you think it is. From setting up and threading a sewing machine to making your own clothes and bags, our instructors will guide you through in a small class setting.
The art of creativity is often lost in today's modern world. Our hands are mostly kept busy with scrolling and texting on smartphones, but they're made for so much more! Sewing helps in the development of critical thinking, character building, focus, and fine motor skills in a child. Our sewing teachers believe in the effectiveness of small class sizes, and the importance of personal progress. They have taught children as young as four to sew.
Maker's Habitat has worked with NGOs to train underprivileged groups in the art and commerce of sewing. For requests or more information you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org